What is a governmental aggregation? Ohio law allows for communities, including cities, towns, villages, townships and counties, to form aggregated buying groups to purchase electric generation on behalf of their citizens.

By bringing citizens together, the aggregation gains group buying power and can negotiate a better price with the supplier than each aggregation group could have negotiated individually. The governmental aggregator chooses the electric generation supplier for all the customer members in its group.

Once the specific municipality approves the plan for aggregation, the issue of electric aggregation will be presented on the ballot. By voting for the electric aggregation individuals will allow local elected officials to purchase electric generation at discounted rates for the community.

During West Lafayette village council’s regular session, Sept. 25, information concerning aggregation was presented to council members by Palmer Energy Company, Bob Snavely. Palmer Energy is based out of Toledo.

Items discussed by council included:

1. Leaf pick-up in the village was started this past week.

2. School cross-walks are to soon be repainted.

3. Excessive water pooling (from rain) is being noted following recent paving between Fourth and Kirk streets. The issue is due to a change in the sloping of the pavement. The village will discuss the issue with the contractor to find a resolution.

4. Village fiscal officer, Sara Warne was approved to attend upcoming Ohio Municipal League meeting.

5. Council also approved to provide temporary maintenance for the Fresno sewer line system following the recent resignation of their Class II sewer operator. The county will pay the village straight rate, plus any additional cost.

6. The Chamber of Commerce Halloween party will take place on Oct. 28, 2 to 4 p.m. at Burt Park.